Pies-- a Thanksgiving tradition for Mount Baker man and his job and passion
SEATTLE -- We all have our Thanksgiving Day traditions. And for one man in Mount Baker -- it's baking pies.
For much of Thanksgiving Day, Bill Hart's store "Baked from the Hart" was packed with people patiently waiting to pick up their pies.
While most people may be home with family on this holiday, he is busy making sure everyone else's Thanksgiving desserts go off without a hitch.
“This is the “Pie Super Bowl" --Thanksgiving,” said Hart. “We’re very busy. Extremely busy. But it’s been a good holiday. We’re open Thanksgiving so we fulfill the orders we made.”
"They’re running around here like crazy in here now. It’s a busy time for them," said customer Jeff Bogdan.
Thanksgiving is filled with traditions. Some people like to bake their own pies.
"My dad likes to bake a lot . He makes apple pie with cheese in the crust which is really interesting," said 13-year-old Chloe Rankin.
Others don't have the time or the energy.
"We have two young kids at home. We couldn’t do our baking so we decided to come here," said Matt Rivara.
"I avoid baking pies. I’m terrible with crusts. And, I have no patience," said Ann Lawrence.
Making pies is Hart's job, but he says it's also his passion. Hart baked his first pie when he was just 16-years old.
"Sweet Bean Supreme. That’s my favorite. I’ve been baking that one the longest," said Hart.
"I think it’s really amazing he’d take time out of his day to make pies for a lot of people. There are a lot of people in here," said 13 year old Chloe Rankin. "I’m very thankful for that."
Hart says during the year, sweet potato pie and peach cobbler are his best sellers. During the holidays, it's definitely pumpkin pie.